Richard Gary Levine, MD| Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Richard Gary Levine, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1313 reviews)

Specialties: Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: English

410-821-7047

About me

Dr. Levine graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. While at Cornell, he played Division 1 soccer and lacrosse. He completed his medical school training at the State University of New York Downstate College of MedicineĀ in 1995 and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2000. Dr. Levine then moved to Baltimore, where he completed his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 2001.

Dr. Levine has served as a National Football League team physician for the Baltimore Ravens since 2004. His responsibilities include on-field game and training room coverage, pre-and post-season physical exams, pre-season camp coverage, and yearly evaluations at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Baltimore Blast fans will also recognize Dr. Levine from the sidelines of MASL professional men's indoor soccer, where he has served as Head Team Physician for the Baltimore Blast since 2001 and is responsible for all aspects of player care.

Dr. Levine also serves as the head orthopedic surgeon for Towson University, Goucher College, and Notre Dame of Maryland University, where he provides care to student-athletes and is a fixture on the sidelines and in the stands during games.

Other notable sports coverage responsibilities have included the medical director for the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, PGA and LPGA tournaments, Professional Wrestling, and consultant for Cirque de Soleil.

In addition to his clinical practice and team affiliations, Dr. Levine serves as medical director for sports medicine clinical services at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and has served as faculty for the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency programs there since 2001.

Dr. Levine employs both operative and non-operative treatments to assist in your goal of returning to pain-free activity. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of injuries to the shoulder and knee; specifically: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus (cartilage care), rotator cuff, labrum, knee ligaments, and shoulder instability. He performs total knee replacements and unicompartmental knee replacements.

Dr. Levine's patients range from professional, college, and high school athletes to active individuals and weekend warriors (like him!). He will individually assess your injury and help you make the best decision for you and your lifestyle.

In 2023, he was named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arm Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Insertional Tendonitis
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Sprain
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Juvenile Osteochondrosis
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Of The Knee
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tricep Injury
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Elbow Injection
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Clavicle
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Knee
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Shoulder
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) Of The Elbow
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Tricep Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Annapolis, MD, 21401

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Network OA
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • First Health PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2001)

Residency Program: New Jersey College of Medicine (2000)

Internship Program: New Jersey College of Medicine (1996)

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (1995)

Awards

  • Baltimore magazine, Top Doc - 2023

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 19, 2023

    Very kind. Explanation was good

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Dr Levine is just awesome and I have recommended him to many people

  • Nov 7, 2023

    Dr. Levine is excellent.